How Efficient Are These Small Cars?

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10 Dec 2014
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Efficient Small Cars

Fuel efficiency is the actual game and here is the team based on best players available in UK

Whenever one goes out to buy a new car, what makes a significant impression on buying behaviour is, cars’ economy. The manufacturers always tell their side of the story but in the real world, the numbers always differ.

Let’s check out the Top Ten small cars with real world MPG.

 

10. Ford Fiesta 1.0 Ecoboost 125

 

If you which car is the UK’s best selling? The answer definitely would be Ford Fiesta. There is no denying that it’s one of the most efficient  Ford petrol Engine  you could buy. You would be really surprised to know that the official economy figure for Fiesta is 65.7mpg, pretty impressive ehh? But when it comes to real-world numbers, it manages 46.2mpg, pathetic.

Ford Fiesta 1.0-Ecoboost

Ford Fiesta 1.0-Ecoboost

 

  1. Kia Rio 1.25 1 Air

 

Kia’s Rio is a special car especially the 1.1-litre diesel is one of those few cars you would really enjoy driving and it is frugal. However, unfortunately, its petrol version is wretched. In the real world driving, it wasn’t as economical as it was acclaimed as it just about managed to climb to 46.4mpg whereas the official figure was 56.6 mpg.

Kia Rio 1.25 1 Air

Kia Rio 1.25 1 Air

 

  1. Audi A1 1.4 TFSI Sport

 

Audi is one of the most favourite makes for Brits and A1 is the best in small cars sector. The 1.4 litre engine was the one tested for real world MPG and returned 46.9mpg whereas it was officially acclaimed to be churning out 53.3 mpg.

Audi A1 1.4-TFSI Sport

Audi A1 1.4-TFSI Sport

 

  1. Toyota Yaris 1.5 Hybrid

 

Hybrid vehicles are gaining quite some popularity around the globe and one of the cheapest hybrids that you can buy is Toyota Yaris which is a petrol-electric hybrid. Officially acclaimed economy from Toyota is an eye-popping 76.3 mpg, but to our greatest disappointment, it pitifully managed 47.7 mpg.

Toyota Yaris 1.5-Hybrid

Toyota Yaris 1.5-Hybrid

 

  1. Vauxhall Corsa 1.2i

 

The Vauxhall Corsa is a wonderful car to buy especially the 1.4-litre variant, but for all those who consider efficiency as their top priority then nothing is better than the 1.2 litre engine. It performed wonderfully and returned 50.8mpg. It missed the official 51.4 mpg by just 0.6mpg.

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2i

Vauxhall Corsa 1.2i

 

  1. Mazda 2 1.5 Skyactiv-G 89

 

The Mazda 2 has managed to secure fifth place in this chart as it returned 50.8 mpg which is a full 12 mpg short of its official claim of 62.8 mpg. The engine tested was a 1.5 litre petrol engine which churned out 89bhp. The middle one of the three power outputs offered by Mazda Skyactiv engine technologies.

Mazda 2 1.5 Skyactiv G

Mazda 2 1.5 Skyactiv G

 

  1. Suzuki Swift 1.2

 

Suzuki Swift is an economical car which unquestionably offers great value for money. Swifts 1.2 litre engine was tested for the real world economy and it returned an astounding 51.7 mpg which is 1.7mpg better than 50.0 mpg, the official figure from Suzuki.

Suzuki Swift 1.2

Suzuki Swift 1.2

 

  1. Mitsubishi Mirage 1.2

 

It doesn’t matter which version of Mitsubishi Mirage you buy, every one of them emits less than 100g/km of CO2. The car tested was a Mitsubishi Mirage 1.2 litre which had an official figure of 65.7 mpg, but the car performed well in real world economy tests where it returned 53.4 mpg.

Mitsubishi Mirage 1.2

Mitsubishi Mirage 1.2

 

  1. Toyota Aygo 1.0 VVT-i

 

In terms of refinement and power, the Aygo1.0 VVT-i is not really a darling but if you talk in terms of economy, it definitely moves the game in its own benefit. It is a shame though that it managed only 54.0 mpg when its official claim was of 65.7 mpg.

Toyota Aygo

Toyota Aygo

 

  1. Peugeot 108 1.0 VVT-i

 

The Peugeot 108 1.0 VVT-i is another economical car which managed to cross the 50.0 mpg mark. The Company officially announced that this little wonder will do 68.9 mpg but in the tests, it did just 54.6 mpg which isn’t bad at all. This figure is also the highest one in the list and allows the 108 to claim the throne.

Peugeot 108 1.0-VVT-i

Peugeot 108 1.0-VVT-i

Give Us a line in comments if you have any of these cars and agree to these figures derived from test drives, share your experiences and figures as well.

 

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